Epleys manouevre (Canalith Repositioning Procedure) Is now available.

The epleys manouevre is a treatment technique for a particular type of vertigo, called Benign Positional Proxysymal Vertigo (BPPV). BPPV is a disorder of the inner ear where little calcium crystals, that tell our brain when we are upright – helping our balance – become dislodged.

Please be aware that vertigo has many causes and it is not always BPPV. The epleys manouevre can NOT help people who have vertigo due to…

– An inner ear infection (Labyrinthitis)

– A migraine

– Vertigo induced by their medication

– Inflammation of a nerve (vestibular neuronitis)

– Multiple dysfunctions of the brain.

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The NHS advises that people consult with a GP if their dizziness or vertigo is accompanied with….

> any pins and needles of the face, arms or legs

> weakness of the face, arms or legs

> any slurred speech

> a fever

> any loss of consciousness

> visual disturbances of any kind:

– Double vision

– Blind spots

– Blurred vision

– Floaters

> hearing disturbance:

– hearing loss

– ringing in the ear (tinnitus)

As Osteopaths we are diagnosticians who take a full case-history and diagnostic tests before performing any technique.

What is the epleys Manouevre?

It is a technique that repositions any dislodged calcium crystals. Many people perform the technique on themselves but it usually better to have a medical professional perform the technique. It is always better to seek professional advise before doing it yourself for the first time, and If a medical professional has not diagnosed BPPV.

Epleys manouevre repositions the “balance crystals“ in the inner ear by changing the position of the head a number of times, so as to nudge the crystals allowing gravity to shift them back into a position.

Feel free to book in a consultation to get a diagnosis and have a Osteopath perform an epleys manouevre on you (if appropriate).

 East Cornwall Osteopathy are still offering our COVID discount so it will only cost you £35. Just give one of our friendly receptionists a call :-).

Written by Adam Robertson Principal Osteopath

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